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Jul 19, 2017 |

Opportunities and Obstacles in China Beef Market

What beef producers need to know about trade to China.

Jul 18, 2017 |

Crop Progress: Weather Continues to Worry Traders

However, one key factor could determine how much and how long prices might rally on weather worries.

Jul 11, 2017 |

USDA’s Crop Progress Report Provided Fodder for Crop Bulls

With dry conditions spreading, the weather outlook through much of July is worrisome – and could keep markets on edge.

Jul 6, 2017 |

Crop Progress: It’s the time of year for worries

The July weather outlook could further support spring wheat prices as harvest approaches.

Jul 5, 2017 |

Challenges of Today Present Opportunities for Tomorrow

Advice from Doug Stark, our president and CEO, to young and beginning producers on understanding risks – and which ones to take – in order to grow an operation.

Jun 26, 2017 |

What Yield Are You Using in Your Planning?

Despite large old-crop stocks, traders are watching and reacting to growing-season weather. Planalytics, a weather intelligence company, shared its expectations last week for the remaining growing season. See the highlights from Planalytics’ forecast.

Jun 20, 2017 |

Kansas Wheat Condition: 46 Percent Good Excellent

Kansas corn and bean crops are in slightly less favorable condition than Nebraska and Iowa crops, while South Dakota continues to be under the gun.

Jun 15, 2017 |

Farm Credit Continues Strong Support for America’s Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers and Ranchers

Farm Credit’s outstanding loans to young farmers rose 2.6% in 2016 to $27.8 billion. Outstanding loans to beginning farmers increased more than 3 percent to $42.8 billion.

Jun 13, 2017 |

Kansas Crops Mixed Some; South Dakota Feeling the Heat: Crop Progress Report

We’ve already seen some volatility on wet weather and conjecture about replant and prevent-plant acres. The next four to six weeks are the makers or breakers for corn yields.

Jun 5, 2017 |

Good/excellent Wheat Now Under 50 Percent: Crop Progress Report

USDA trimmed another percentage point from the good/excellent category for winter wheat condition in the 18 states it tracks.

May 30, 2017 |

Wheat Condition Slips Slightly: Crop Progress Report

There is more of the same on tap for the Corn Belt, with forecasts favoring below average temps and above average rainfall.

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